The monthly Cool Shoes dance party celebrates its second birthday with a summer-welcoming beach-themed party at their regular home, Downtown Music; party architects Wolf-E-Wolf, DJ Shawn Lee and Risky Biz man the decks, 10 p.m., $5, $8 under 21.
The original lineup of aughties radio rockers Fuel come to The Village with Memphis hard-balladeers One Less Reason, 8 p.m., $18 adv., $22 d.o.s.
Local promoter Ras Levi throws a Reggae Boat Cruise on the Arkansas Queen with DJs K-One, Hy-C and Boone regulating a three-story party, 10 p.m., $25.
Hot Springs artist, curator, gallery owner and jazz pianist extraordinaire Chuck Dodson debuts his new take on dance music with Studio 54 at Maxine’s, 10 p.m.
Two of Little Rock’s most beloved bands, The See and Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, provide an alternative to the Riverfest crowds with their show at Union, 10 p.m., free.
Psych-garage rockers from Nashville, Jeff the Brotherhood, man up in Vino’s, 9 p.m.
Local jammers FreeVerse hit the Midtown Billiards stage, 12:30 a.m., $5 non-members.
Benton’s popular watering hole, Denton’s Trotline, brings Arkansas bluegrass favorites Pope County Bootleggers to Saline County, 8 p.m.
Rockers Subdue take it to the West End weekend crowd, 9 p.m., $5.